General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

New rules on protecting our patients and employees data will come into play when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25th May 2018.

Please see below our data protection code of practice for patients


Data protection code of practice for patients

 This practice complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and this policy describes our procedures for ensuring that personal information about patients is processed fairly and lawfully.

Happy to Help!

Shotley Bridge Dental Care recently donated our old computers to an organisation called ”The Square Peg” which is located on Nile Street in North Shields. The organisation helps children and young adults with autism learn the basic skills needed in society. Square Peg run programmes like basic IT, basic DIY, basic first aid, basic finances,

Oral Health Product Bank

Shotley Bridge Dental Care is inviting its patients and members of the public to donate oral health products to go to local food banks to help those less fortunate.

We have set up a dedicated collection area where people can drop off unused, oral health products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, etc.

iTero Scanner

We have a new toy here at Shotley Bridge Dental Care, the latest in technology. Let me introduce you to the iTero scanner . 

Ever wondered what your teeth would look like straight before you invest time and money? We can now show you!

We want to get the very best orthodontic result for all of our patients,

MiSmile Network

We are part of the MiSmile Network, each of our dentists are passionate about helping you create your perfect smile, and with our commitment to the very latest in teeth straightening techniques, we’re the perfect Invisalign provider for you.


Team Building for Shotley Bridge Dental Care

So Friday was our annual team building day and what a blast we all had!. We started out in Newcastle meeting at the very cosy Hadrian’s Tipi before we started on a ”wild goose” adventure.

We took to the streets of Newcastle with our teams and GPS solving clues and carrying out challenges all to the horror of the  ”normal folk”


NHS Dental Charges

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The information here explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment.

Emergency dental treatment – £20.60

Band 1 course of treatment – £20.60
This covers an examination,

Shotley Bridge Root Canal


Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). It’s also known as ‘endodontics’.

The infection is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the tooth.

This can happen after:

  • tooth decay
  • leaky fillings
  • damage to teeth as a result of trauma,


Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic (plastic) or metal. They fit snugly over the gums to replace missing teeth and eliminate potential problems caused by gaps.
Gaps left by missing teeth can cause problems with eating and speech, and teeth either side of the gap may grow into the space at an angle.


A bridge is a way of replacing missing teeth without using a denture. The missing tooth is replaced by a false one that is fixed to one or more of the neighbouring teeth. The bridge is either held in by crowns or by small metal wings which are glued to the back of other teeth.